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Bobo Brayton's life to be celebrated by WSU

WSU will host a celebration of life for the late Cougar legend May 30 at the Bohler Athletic Complex.

WSU Athletic Communications

The life of the great Cougar baseball coach Bobo Brayton will be celebrated Saturday, May 30 at the Bohler Athletic Complex.

Brayton, the College Baseball Hall of Famer, passed away March 28 at the age of 89. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. PT and is hosted by Washington State Athletics and the Brayton Family. The public is invited to attend.

Brayton is the winningest coach in WSU baseball history, and it isn't particularly close either. Brayton's 1162 career wins trump the 603 his predecessor Buck Bailey collected. Brayton's win total was the fourth highest on NCAA's all-time list when he hung up the cleats in 1994.

"There has never been a greater Cougar icon than Bobo Brayton," Bill Moos said in a statement. "At the time of his passing, I took it upon myself to make sure his legacy lives on for generations and the Celebration of Life we will host later this month will be a tremendous opportunity to reconnect with Cougars everywhere and relive so many wonderful memories that Bobo inspired."

Brayton did it all during his 33 years as the head coach. His team's won 21 conference championships, and made 10 postseason appearances with two trips to Omaha for the College World Series. No one may ever be able to replicate the kind of success that he had at WSU.

The public is encouraged to share their memories of Brayton to help remember and honor is legacy here.